John Ferneley College pupil hit by car in Scalford Road, Melton
A 13-year-old schoolgirl was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Scalford Road, Melton, today.
The John Ferneley College pupil, who was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, was injured in the incident near the junction with Ludlow Drive shortly before 3.45pm.
A police spokeswoman said she was conscious and her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
A passer-by said: “The girl was lying in the middle of the road after being hit by the car.
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“There were other pupils from the school present and some of them were obviously quite upset.
“There were members of staff from the school who had run down after being alerted to the accident.
“The paramedics put her head into a neck brace before they lifted her onto a stretcher and into the ambulance.”
Scalford Road was closed for a while but re-opened after a short time.